Limelight Department’s New ADA- & WCAG-compliant WordPress Theme

There’s no shortage of WordPress themes, right? But there is a shortage of themes that are digitally accessible–meaning that the themes include out-of-the-box features that make a website accessible for people with disabilities. Now, perhaps for the first time ever, there’s a turnkey WordPress theme that is essentially WCAG 2.0-compliant right out of the box.

We’ve super-packed the theme to be navigable by keyboard along with many other features. The value this theme brings is enormous, saving hundreds or thousands of dollars in developer time that would otherwise need to be spent retrofitting existing themes to be compliant.

Keyboard-only navigation is a primary feature of this new WCAG-compliant WordPress theme. This meets WCAG 2.0 guideline 2.1.1 specifying that all functionality of the site’s content is operable through a keyboard interface. Another key feature is coming standard with high-contrast colors and high-legibility fonts, which comply with WCAG 2.0 standards 1.4.3 for a minimum amount of contrast in text.

The theme comes standard with semantic HTML, meaning that the content is organized intelligently based on structural elements of a page. This kind of structure helps screen readers navigate a website effectively.

Furthermore, the theme comes with the Section 508 Plugin which scans images for alt tags–alt tags are an alternative to text that displays whenever people can’t see images. This is a key feature of a digitally accessible website.

All of these things that come standard with this theme are in the top 10 of the most important things a digital accessibility consultant will say is required for an ADA-compliant theme. With a theme like this, you don’t need to consult with an expert and spend thousands of dollars retrofitting your site to meet these basic standards–you’ll be meeting the standards right out of the box, and helping to protect yourself from a potential lawsuit at the same time.

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